Guidelines for Legionella Control in the Operation and Maintenance of Water Distribution Systems in Health and Aged Care Facilities - South Australia


If you intend to operate hospitals and aged care facilities, compliance with these guidelines will assist you in meeting your general duty to take all reasonable steps to prevent or minimise any harm to public health.

These guidelines outline the process for hospitals and aged care facilities to develop and implement their legionella risk management plans. Legionella are bacteria commonly found in the environment and are known to cause illness in people.

Topics covered by the guidelines include:

  • establish and review their legionella risk management plan
  • analysing and managing their risk
  • responding to detections or cases
  • risk management plan template.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

SA Health

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